Recovery procedures of NTFS filesystem

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Tue Jul 8 17:12:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 08:10:58PM +0300, William Muriithi wrote:
> Thanks for encouragement. I am progressing very carefully from here. A
> question, what exactly does mkfsext3 do? Does it go over all the
> sectors putting down marking or does it just mess up with partition
> table? What the main difference between mkfs and formatting?

It writes the filesystem tables (inode tables, etc) and creates
/lost+found and such.  So bitmap tables, inode tables, cylinder groups
and such will have been written to the disk, and hence very likely at
least some of the data is trashed no matter how you try to recover it.

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